CHICAGO — Nearly nine months after a devastating tornado wrecked its high school and destroyed or damaged nine other facilities, the Joplin School District in Missouri voted this week to ask voters for $62 million of borrowing authority to cover its share of a $185 million rebuilding program.

The school board voted on Monday to put the bond authorization before voters on the April ballot. A four-sevenths majority, or 57.14%,  is needed for approval. The district provides K-12 education across a 70-mile area in southwestern part of the state, with 61,000 residents in the city of Joplin and several neighboring communities.

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